Jackson Pollock at work

This video shows the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock in the process of action painting, which involved pouring and splashing paint (rather than applying it with a brush) to achieve a spontaneous effect.

  • Pollock Painting in Action (b&w footage), n.d. Filmed by Hans Namuth © Hans Namuth, Ltd.

  • Total running time: 1 min. 19 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Jackson Pollock
  • SFMOMA Release Date: October 2000
  • Part of Making Sense of Modern Art.